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First Division - The Morris Men dance to victory at Aigburth
Saturday 6th June 2015

Colwyn Bay stengthened their position at the top of the table after romping to 222-2d in forty-four overs at Aigburth. Zac Gidlow (59) and skipper Sion Morris (65) opened with a stand of 104 before Jordan Evans added an unbeaten 65. Liverpool were then skittled for 63 with Paul Jenkins taking 4-6.  scorecard

Maghull kept in touch with the leaders thanks to a one man demolition job by Joel Brockley against struggling Newton le Willows. Opener Brockley batted throughout the innings, hitting 175 not out from 180 balls with 26x4s and 2x6s out of 229-6d with Steve Appleton taking 3-10. Newton le Willows slid to 9-3 before being dismissed for 132 with Jack Snowdon taking 3-15 and Declan Devine, 3-25.  scorecard

Sefton Park move into third place after a comfortable win at Rainford who took 52.2 overs to reach 161 with Matthew Pownall taking 4-9. Sefton lost Adam Irwin (4) and Sean Vandome (35) before Jonathan Drakes (78*) and captain Richie Forsyth (25*) took them to victory with an unbroken stand of 99.  scorecard

Mark Foster hit 56 as Ainsdale were bowled out for 146 in 45 overs at Ruskin Drive where Rob Kenny took 4-43 and Paul Meadows 3-25. St Helens Town had reached 111-3 when three wickets fell for five runs but Reggie Gray took them to a three wicket victory with 58 not out.  scorecard

Neil Rimmer missed out on a century when Danny Davies (6-70) bowled him for 94 (137 balls, 7x4s, 1x6) in a Fleetwood Hesketh total of 234-8d in 54.5 overs against Prestatyn at Sea Cop. Aaron Halsall then took 3-53 as Prestatyn were dismissed for 148 and drop into the bottom two.  scorecard

Moving in the other direction are Northop Hall following their win at Wigan by four wickets. Wigan slid to 24-3 but Derbyshire batsman Matthew Critchley battled his way to 125 (130 balls, 11x4s, 5x6s) before they declared at 248-7 after 49.4 overs, Aqib Nawaz taking 4-75. Solid batting took Hall to 251-6 in 50 overs with Ammar Mahmood hitting an unbeaten 88 as Critchley took 4-92.  scorecard

results

 FIRST DIVISION 
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bonus points

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. . . .   . .   . .   .   . W W D/L D/L pen .
. P W WCn WDf T D (D) L

LCn

LDf

ND (ND) Ab bat bwl bat bwl pts

PTS

   
. . 20 25 25 15 .   . -10 -10 5   5 . . . . . .    
1    Colwyn Bay 7   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   1   (0)   1   25   0   0   0   0   135    
2    Maghull 7   4   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   0   7   5   7   10   0   109    
3    Sefton Park 7   3   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   5   5   10   13   0   98    
4    Fleetwood Hesketh 7   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   2   9   0   2   8   0   89    
5    Wigan 7   2   0   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   1   6   0   15   14   0   80    
6    Ainsdale 7   2   0   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   1   8   0   10   15   0   78    
7  St Helens Town 7   2   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   1   (0)   1   5   5   8   10   0   78    
8  Rainford 7   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   5   0   0   0   (0)   0   5   5   11   16   0   77    
9  Liverpool 7   2   0   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   0   3   5   8   12   1   72   .
10  Northop Hall 7   2   0   0   0   2   (0)   1   0   0   1   (0)   1   3   0   8   11   0   72    
11    Prestatyn 7   2   0   0   0   2   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   5   10   13   0   68    
12    Newton le Willows 7   1   0   0   0   1   (0)   5   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   9   15   0   44